Boy and bull. Two surfaces. Analysis of a city plan. The photograph. The journey and the dance. The Ornament of the Mass. On successful books and their audience. The biography as a neo-bourgeois art form. Revolt of the middle classes. The waiting. The group as a bearer of ideas. The hotel lobby. The Bible in German. Catholicism and relativism. The scientific crisis. Georg Simmel. On the Writings of Walter Benjamin. Franz Kafka. The little shop girls go to the cinema. Film 1928. Cult of Distraction. Boredom. Farewell to the Lindenpassage.